Zoning Ordinances

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Laws passed by local governments regulating the size, type, structure, nature and use of buildings. Zoning ordinances, often referred to as zoning laws and zoning regulations, are divided into two classes: Those which regulated the height or bulk of buildings withing certain designated zones or districts - in other words, those which related to structural and architectural design; and those which prescribe the type of buildings which may be constructed and the use to which buildings within certain designated zones or districts may be put.